Trails and Terrain

Vail Summer Trail Update

Jul. 31, 2015

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Hiking and Biking Trails: Friday, July 31

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Hiking in and around Vail

May. 20, 2015

2015 Summer Hiking Hero

Whether you’re looking for a gentle nature walk or a half-day’s quad burner, it’s hard to beat the diversity, beauty, and quality of hikes in and around Vail. 

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Get to Know Laura Landre: Ski Instructor and Former Member of the US Ski Team

May. 11, 2015

Laura on Northwoods

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Laura Landre is from Canandaigua, New York and is a ski instructor based out of Vail Village.

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Closing weekend at Vail

Apr. 18, 2015

Closing weekend at Vail

Snowy conditions on Saturday morning, April 18.

Welcome to the final days of Vail’s 2014 – 2015 winter season! From the sunshine and a few fresh inches of snow to Spring Back to Vail; we are glad you’re joining us to celebrate another great season at Vail.

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Get to Know Kevin Bentley: Snowboard Instructor and former NFL Player

Apr. 6, 2015

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Kevin Bentley is from Los Angeles, California and is a snowboard instructor for Lionshead Adult Snowboard School.

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Vail’s Black Diamond Groomers

Apr. 1, 2015

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Skiing China Bowl’s Poppyfields on spring mornings is a tradition among long time locals

Any given morning, Vail usually opens with at least half a dozen black diamond runs groomed over night. Many of these trails get groomed on a weekly basis, such as Riva Ridge, while others like Roger’s Run, are groomed only a few times each season.The reason for grooming these runs intermittently is to tame oversized moguls, avalanche mitigation, or just to create a new challenge for skiers.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be in Vail This Spring

Apr. 1, 2015

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We’re in the midst of one of the best times of year to be in Vail!

Spring in Vail means powder days in between bluebird days, sun-filled afternoons on the snow, goggle tans from on-mountain picnics, barbeques and après, great events and even better deals.

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